SCIE Report 59: Sustainable health and social care: a briefing for commissioners and health and wellbeing boards
Published: May 2012
This briefing provides a summary guide for busy commissioners and health and wellbeing board members. It sets out the key policy and operational drivers for a sustainable development approach to health and social care design and delivery.
This includes specific detail regarding climate change and other environmental issues, but also covers social and economic sustainability. Short case studies of good practice at a local level illustrate the gains for health, efficiency, risk management, reputation and legislative compliance. There are links to further information and resources.